This page provides elementary professional development (PD) resources to support districts, schools, grade level teams, and/or professional learning communities. Once you assess the needs and determine the goals of participants, find the session that best meets those needs/goals. Adapt, tweak, and modify the session to support your professional development. If you have any questions about a PD sessions please contactdenise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov.

Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematics Success for All
This Professional Development focuses on the NCTM's publication "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematics Success for All." Learn what actions are required to ensure that all students learn to become mathematical thinkers and are prepared for any academic career or professional path that they choose. Principles to Actions, sets forth a set of strongly recommended, research-informed actions for all teachers, coaches, and specialist in mathematics. PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.

The EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) Rubric (K-12)
The EQuIP rubric is a tool designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The objectives of the training are two-fold: 1) Increase the number of high quality lessons and units aligned to the CCSS and 2) Build the capacity of educators to evaluate and improve the quality of instructional materials for use in their classrooms and schools This professional development will allow participants an opportunity to learn and use the rubric so that they can implement in their schools and districts.
If you are looking to get resources for you school this is a great tool to use! PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.

Getting Ready: Putting Mathematics into Context (K-5)
Preparing students for assessments, revisit your EOG scores, what do you notice? Explore strategies to build a deep understanding of math concepts and to improve student mathematical thinking. The mathematical context focus of this session is on K-5 fractions.
*Handouts include “Considering How to Best Prepare Students to Take Mathematics Assessment” and Release EOG Items with percentages of student responses. PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.

Putting the Mathematical Practices into Action (K-5)
This professional development helps to build understand of the Standards for Mathematical Practices. Is the correct answer the ultimate goal of mathematics or do we expect a greater level of competence? The goal is to apply, communicate, make connections, and reason about math content rather than simply compute. Explore effective strategies for implementing the Standards into your classroom instruction. PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.

What’s the Problem? (K-12)
This professional development provides strategies teachers can utilize to increase students’ complex level thinking. It connects strategies for a thoughtful classroom to the Standards for Mathematical Practices. Participants will discuss the problems in math, then think about why change is necessary before they explore activities “Creating Active Thinkers”. Do you value active thinking in your classroom? PowerPoint is included for your convenience.

Teaching for Understanding (K-12)
In mathematics the answer is part of the process, not the product. The product is the student’s mathematical knowledge and know-how. The correctness of the solution is important and part of the process. Hear what Mathematician Dr. Phil Daro has to say about “answer getting” vs. “learning mathematics”. This professional development focuses on Modeling in Mathematics and Levels of Learning. Be sure and check out the Butterfly Fraction Video clip! PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.

Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts that Raise Student Achievement by Steve Leinwand
The most powerful influence on students’ learning is the quality of the teacher. When thinking about professional development in your school or district, look at the research. What instructional shifts can be made to raise student achievement in your school or district?

Mathematical Practices, Good Tasks, K-2 Place Value, and 3-5 Multiplication & Division

This professional development session focuses on how the Standards for Mathematical Practice require better instruction, what makes a good task, K-2 place value and 3-5 multiplication and division. PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.

This page provides elementary professional development (PD) resources to support districts, schools, grade level teams, and/or professional learning communities. Once you assess the needs and determine the goals of participants, find the session that best meets those needs/goals. Adapt, tweak, and modify the session to support your professional development. If you have any questions about a PD sessions please contactdenise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov.Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematics Success for AllThis Professional Development focuses on the NCTM's publication "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematics Success for All." Learn what actions are required to ensure that all students learn to become mathematical thinkers and are prepared for any academic career or professional path that they choose. Principles to Actions, sets forth a set of strongly recommended, research-informed actions for all teachers, coaches, and specialist in mathematics.

PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.One-Day Training:Overview of Teaching Practices Powerpoint

Two-Day Training:Day 1 Powerpoint

Day 2 Powerpoint

Resources:Teacher Beliefs Survey

Comparison of Math Practices and Teaching Practices

Eight Essential Math Teaching Practices Chart

Eight Essential Math Teaching Practices Keyword Chart

Levels of Demand Chart

Cognitive Demand Sort

Types of Questions-Headers

Types of Questions-Cards

Focusing vs. Funneling

Band Task Scenario

Band Task Student Work

Station Rotation Cards

Teaching Practices Cards

Half of a Whole Task

Shape Handout

Half of a Whole Video Transcript

Geoboard paper

Fraction and Number Line Sort Cards

Fraction Handout

Fraction Coherence

Vignettes

PLC Reading Guide

The EQuIP(Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products)Rubric(K-12)The EQuIP rubric is a tool designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The objectives of the training are two-fold: 1) Increase the number of high quality lessons and units aligned to the CCSS and 2) Build the capacity of educators to evaluate and improve the quality of instructional materials for use in their classrooms and schools This professional development will allow participants an opportunity to learn and use the rubric so that they can implement in their schools and districts.

If you are looking to get resources for you school this is a great tool to use!

PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.EQuIP Math Rubric

Quality Review Steps

Feedback Sheet -EQuIP Quality Review Process

Lesson 1:

2-Digit Array Multiplication

Array Examples

Array without Factors

Favorite No

Independent Practice

Independent Practice Answer Key 00000000

Summative Assessment

Summative Assessment Answer Key

EQuIP Feedback

Lesson 2:

Adding a Two Digit and 1 Digit Number 00000

EQuIP Feedback

Lesson 3:

Ant Hill Number Round Lesson Plan 0000000

Ant Hill Handout 1

Ant Hill Handout 2

Getting Ready: Putting Mathematics into Context (K-5)Preparing students for assessments, revisit your EOG scores, what do you notice? Explore strategies to build a deep understanding of math concepts and to improve student mathematical thinking. The mathematical context focus of this session is on K-5 fractions.

*Handouts include

“Considering How to Best Prepare Students to Take Mathematics Assessment”andRelease EOG Items with percentages of student responses.PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.Testing-Goal Summaries.pdf

Geoboard Paper.docx

Fraction Sort Cards.docx

Third Grade EOG items.docx

Fourth Grade EOG items.docx

Fifth Grade EOG items.docx

Test Preparation.pdf

Building Fluency Through Games.pdf

Putting the Mathematical Practices into Action(K-5)This professional development helps to build understand of the Standards for Mathematical Practices. Is the correct answer the ultimate goal of mathematics or do we expect a greater level of competence? The goal is to apply, communicate, make connections, and reason about math content rather than simply compute. Explore effective strategies for implementing the Standards into your classroom instruction.

PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.Agree or Disagree

Cat Tangram

Eliminate It Cards

Pinch Card

Problem Types

Sort and Label Cards

Traditional vs. Rich Task Cards

What’s the Problem? (K-12)This professional development provides strategies teachers can utilize to increase students’ complex level thinking. It connects strategies for a thoughtful classroom to the Standards for Mathematical Practices. Participants will discuss the problems in math, then think about why change is necessary before they explore activities “

Creating Active Thinkers”. Do you value active thinking in your classroom?PowerPoint is included for your convenience.0

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Creating Active Thinkers

Teaching for Understanding (K-12)In mathematics the answer is part of the process, not the product. The product is the student’s mathematical knowledge and know-how. The correctness of the solution is important and part of the process. Hear what Mathematician Dr. Phil Daro has to say about “answer getting” vs. “learning mathematics”. This professional development focuses on Modeling in Mathematics and Levels of Learning. Be sure and check out the Butterfly Fraction Video clip!

PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.To B or not to B

Dr. Phil Daro

Butterfly Fractions

Math Problems

Matching Task

Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts that Raise Student Achievementby Steve LeinwandThe most powerful influence on students’ learning is the quality of the teacher. When thinking about professional development in your school or district, look at the research. What instructional shifts can be made to raise student achievement in your school or district?

Summer Institutes

Major Work of the CCSS-MPhi Delta Kappa Research Bulletin

McRel Insights PD Analysis

"It's Instruction Stupid"

Additional Steve Leinwand Presentations

Accessible Mathematics Book Study.doc X

Singapore Math

Zurkle Reflection

Zurkle Word Cards

Zurkle Word Cards with Numbers

A New Language Document

Elementary Math Problem Set

Knowing the Shifts: Focus, Coherence, and Rigor (K-5, Two Day PD)Understanding how the three shifts address these four questions:

Take a look at your resources, do they provide effective instructional tasks?

PowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.Connecting to Serve All Quick Reference

Math Shifts

Review of District Materials

Major Work Questions

1-inch grid paper

cm grid paper

Exploration Stations

Bull's Eye Recording Sheet

Counting Boards

Double Digit

Fraction Pairs

Hundreds Board Wonders

Hundreds Board Card

Day Two SI ppt

The Structure is the Standard

Shift Two-Coherence

Fraction Coherence

Shift Three-Rigor

This professional development session focuses on how the Standards for Mathematical Practice require better instruction, what makes a good task, K-2 place value and 3-5 multiplication and division.Mathematical Practices, Good Tasks, K-2 Place Value, and 3-5 Multiplication & DivisionPowerPoint and all handouts are included for your convenience.K-5 Practices with notes

K-2 Place Value

K-2 Place Value with notes

Misha's Task

Features of a Good Task

Place Value Student Examples

Exploration Stations

Place Value Recording Sheet 1

Place Value Recording Sheet 2

Building Stacks

Lots of Lines Cards

Paper Shapes

Ten Frames

3-5 Multiplication

3-5 Multiplication with notes

3-5 Handouts

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